05-09-2011 05:06 AM
I just read the FAQ on Content Policy (http://pubit.barnesandnoble.com/pubit_app/bn?t=sup
The information that describes your eBook (Product Data) is also subject to our Content Policy. Please note the following data points that are not permitted in your Product Data:
- Hyperlinks of any kind, including email addresses.
- Request for action (i.e.: "If you like this book, please write me a review.").
- Advertisements or promotional material (including author events, seminars, etc.).
- Contact information for the author or publisher.
Is that for real? Are you saying I can't put contact information for the author or publisher in my ebook??
05-09-2011 11:19 PM
The whole point of an ebook is to have active links. I think that info you saw is way outdated. All my books depend on links and they would be quite boring without them.
http://howtobook.blogspot.com/ | firstname.lastname@example.org
05-10-2011 08:27 AM
It sure seems outdated, but it is currently posted on the Barnes & Noble site at the link I gave. That seems to be their current policy. Whether they enforce it or not is another story.
05-13-2011 08:37 AM
I don't think this is referring to the content of your ebook.
Based on the following portion: "Please note the following data points that are not permitted in your Product Data:"
I would say that this is referring to your product (book) description page in the barnes & noble store. They don't want their store to be a portal to your own personal site. Otherwise your description could read: "Thanks for finding my book here, if you go to www.mysite.com you'll be able to buy this book plus get one free."